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Serina A. Neumann , PhD

    • Title:
    • Associate Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

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      • Associate Professor, EVMS Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (July 2009-present)
      • Assistant Professor, EVMS Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Jan 2006-June 2009)
      • Chair, Research Advisory Committee, EVMS Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (2006-present)
      • Vice Chair, EVMS Institutional Review Board (August 2010-present); Board Member (2006-July 2010)
      • Member, Comprehensive Examination Committee, Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology (July 2006-Present)
    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall

    • Undergraduate Education:
    • Graduate Education:
    • PhD, Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2001

    • Postdoctoral Education:
      • Clinical Psychology Internship, Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, 2000-2001
      • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine Research Training Program, University of Pittsburgh, 2001-2004
    • Medical Education:
    • Residency:
    • Fellowship
    • Research Interests:
    • My research is focused in the area of cardiovascular behavioral medicine and psychiatric/behavioral genetics. My interdisciplinary research program aims to study the molecular-genetic and environmental influences on:

      • mood disorders
      • personality
      • cognitive abilities
      • lifestyle-related risk factors for cardiovascular disease

      Most recently, my research focuses on neurobiologic mechanisms that may account for the co-morbidity between negative affectivity, depression and coronary artery disease using a molecular genetics approach.

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    • Recent Publications

      Neumann, S.A., Linder, K.J., Muldoon, M.F., Sutton-Tyrrell, K., Kline, C., Shrader, C.J., et al. (2011). Polymorphic variation in choline transporter gene (CHT1) is associated with early, subclinical measures of carotid atherosclerosis in humans. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging, Feb 20.

      Neumann, S.A., Maier, K.J., Brown, J.P., Giggey, P.P., Cooper, D.C., Synowski, S.J., et al. (2011). Cardiovascular and psychological reactivity and recovery from harassment in a biracial sample of high and low hostile mena nd women. Int J Behav Med., Mar; 18(1), 52-64. 

      Stacy, M.W., Neumann, S.A., Dooley, A., Segna, K., Kelly, R.E., Nuss, D., et al. (2010). Variable number of tandem repeat polymorphisms (VNTRs) in the ACAN gene associated with pectus excavatum. Clinical Genetics, 78(5), 502-4.

      Neumann.S.A., Maier, K.J., Brown, J.R.P., Giggey, P., Cooper, D.C., Synowski, S.J., Goble, L., Suarez, E.C. & Waldstein, S.R. (2010). Cardiovascular and Psychological Reactivity and Recovery from Harassment in a Biracial Sample of High and Low Hostile Men and Women. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. [July 16 Epub ahead of print]

      Recent Presentations

      Morton, C., Clark, S., Kelley, C., Neumann, S., Ball, J.D., Stutts, M., & Eich, D. (Under Review). Heart Rate Variability before Coronary Artery Graft Surgery Related to Postoperative Cognitive Decline at 6 Weeks. Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.

      Parson, H.K., Winchester, M.W., Neumann, S.A., & Vinik, A.I. (2011). Choline Transporter Gene Variation Is Associated with Diabetes and Autonomic Neuropathy in African Americans. Diabetes, Vol 60, Suppl. 1, A565-6.

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